Tom Karst

Articles By Tom Karst

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Sep 17, 2020

Smoke and fire in the Northwest

The Packer's Tom Karst visited Sept. 16 with Shay Myers, CEO of Parma, Idaho-based Owyhee Produce.

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Sep 16, 2020

Blueberry growers looking for relief from imports

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited Sept. 15 with Brittany Lee, executive director of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association.

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Sep 14, 2020

Trade talk with FPAA's Lance Jungmeyer

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited Sept. 11 with Lance Jungmeyer, president of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.

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Sep 11, 2020

California Citrus Mutual supports domestic protection plans

California Citrus Mutual is commending the Trump administration plan to protect domestic growers of seasonal produce.

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Sep 02, 2020

Blueberry imports are hurting U.S. growers - what should be done?

The “Report on Seasonal and Perishable Products in U.S. Commerce” was released yesterday, and it packs a wallop.

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Aug 31, 2020

National Fruits & Veggies Month begins

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited Aug. 31 with Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, president and CEO of the Produce Better Health Foundation about National Fruits & Veggies Month activities in September.

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Aug 27, 2020

Retail grocery prices tamer in July

Consumer prices for food sold at grocery stores declined 1% from June to July but still are running 4.6% higher than a year ago.

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Aug 26, 2020

USDA offers web seminar on electronic filing requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a web seminar on electronic filing requirements in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Environment.

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Aug 26, 2020

Honeybear Brands sets long-term sustainability goals

Elgin, Minn.-Honeybear Brands has created long-term sustainability goals around pollinator health, packaging, food loss/waste and climate and energy.